[PATCH V2 2/3] scsi: fix compiler warning for sg

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Tue Nov 10 02:09:48 PST 2015

On Monday 09 November 2015 22:53:17 Timur Tabi wrote:
> Sinan Kaya wrote:
> >
> > The code says it is using these macros for small integers only which
> > can't overflow. I was trying to get rid of compiler warning and it seems
> > to have disappeared.
> I would double-check the assembly code, if I were you.  I don't like it 
> when warnings just go away like that.
> Besides, we *should* be using do_div() for 64-bit division.

I stared at this code for some time and couldn't figure out whether it
is actually safe or not. The point here is that it doesn't actually do
a 64-bit division here:


where all arguments are 32bit and it tries to figure out whether the
ioctl argument is too big to fit into a 32-bit number

but it does a 'long' division that happens to be 64-bit long on
architectures with the respective register size when it then does

	sfp->timeout = MULDIV (val, HZ, USER_HZ);

to scale up the argument from USER_HZ to the possibly larger in-kernel
HZ value. So I think it's safe as is, but I'm still not entirely sure.


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